Faegre Drinker announced that Brett Fallon has joined the firm’s Wilmington, Del., office as a partner in the finance and restructuring group. Fallon comes to the firm from Morris James LLP. He is the ninth attorney to join Faegre Drinker’s finance and restructuring group since June 1, 2020.
Fallon follows several other notable finance and restructuring attorney additions to Faegre Drinker, including James Conlan and Patrick Corr, two of the world’s leading restructuring attorneys, and New York partners Laura Appleby and Keith Costa. In July 2020, the firm’s finance and restructuring group added five associates in London and counsel Ian Bambrick in Wilmington.
“Brett is an exceptional restructuring lawyer and litigator who has more than 30 years of experience practicing in the Delaware Courts,” Co-Chairs Tom Froehle and Andrew Kassner said in a joint statement. “He is highly regarded by both clients and the Delaware Bar, and his practice strengthens our well-known and established capabilities in Wilmington. His addition continues the recent expansion of our global finance and restructuring group, which is an area we have targeted for further growth to support our clients in the current economic cycle.”
For more than 30 years, Fallon has represented creditors of all types, particularly large-dollar secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, and plaintiffs and defendants in post-confirmation actions brought by litigation and liquidation trustees. Fallon brings to his bankruptcy practice extensive litigation experience that has served clients particularly well. He has served as national bankruptcy counsel to multiple clients, including Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his established creditor-side practice, Fallon represents and counsels debtors as both lead and Delaware counsel.
Fallon continues to maintain a robust corporate litigation practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery, and an active commercial litigation practice in the Superior Court and in the United States District Court. His broad bankruptcy background adds a unique perspective to commercial litigation with bankruptcy and insolvency implications.
“Brett is a longtime, trusted advisor across industries, successfully navigating clients through complex and challenging circumstances,” said finance and restructuring practice group leader Mike Stewart. “He brings impressive experience to our team, and his knowledge and skillset will be a valuable resource to our clients with major matters in Delaware.”
Fallon earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Duke University Law School.
Faegre Drinker’s finance and restructuring team comprises more than 100 professionals, including specialists, and advises clients across diverse industries on matters from financial transactions, to corporate debt restructurings, to bankruptcy and litigation matters.
Faegre Drinker launched global operations, effective Feb. 1, 2020, the result of the combination of Faegre Baker Daniels, an international law firm with deep roots in the Midwest, and Drinker Biddle & Reath, a full-service national law firm with storied mid-Atlantic origins. The merger brought together more than 1,300 attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, United Kingdom and China.
The launch came just six weeks before the firm began remote operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but this has not slowed its integration efforts or plans for strategic growth. The firm has hired 20 lateral partners and counsel since the beginning of the year.